Sunday, July 03, 2011
Just a quick one of what I've did for Week 14, May 26 to July 2, 2011 - before rushing to the ironing station (by ironing, I meant ironing clothes, not heavy weight, hehe).
- Pilate class from Monday to Friday, an hour for each class. I think I'm getting much stronger for my core & abs in those 5 days compare to months of crunching, haha.
- Jumping rope on three days - Sunday (455x), Tuesday (240x) and Saturday (1200x, which I did in two sessions). I'm supposed to do 80 spins per set but I decided to combine it with 50 spins as I'm still not used with the new rope but I think I'm getting stronger to handle that rope - not going to let that mere rope to hinder me to jump more!
- Strength training, did short, light exercises on mornings Tuesday and Thursday. Also did Spartacus workout on late afternoons Tuesday and Saturday. I love Spartacus Workout but it definitely successful made me nearly swooned on Saturday with just 2 sets of 5 reps, haha(1st with 3lbs dumbbells, 2nd with 5lbs).
I'm still maintaining my 57kg weight - dunno if that should make me jump with joy (no additional pounds!) or make me feel more depressed (I think it's been ages since no losses, haha). Oh, well, better to take the positive view, hehe.
Next measurement: Week 15 and finally, Week 18!
Saturday, July 02, 2011
Part 2 of the photo blog challenge from Twilight Challenge Team. From my view in my car with my trusty mobile phone camera 2.0MP, I captured the pictures of the park that I'm going to run at for my Rookie Running and the biggest roundabout in Miri (my brother told me the biggest in Malaysia before the one in Federal Territory Putrajaya took over the spotlight. Dunno if he was bamming me or if it's the truth, hehe).
As you can see from the pictures above, the park has a LOT of shades provided by the trees. Even if you're running in the middle of hot, sunny day (haven't tried it but there was one afternoon I went that the day still blazing hot!), I think the shades can properly shield you from the heat. There's a big lake in the middle of the park though I don't think it's adviseable to dip in, haha.
And the two pictures above are the biggest roundabout in Miri. Even the roundabout has lots of trees and sometimes, boys (little and teenager) play soccer in the midde of it! Dunno how did they manage to walk into it as the cars usually quite fast around the roundabout.
And below, another roundabout, not quite as big but I just want to show readers that I can't escape from roundabouts in Miri, even with different route!
Saturday, July 02, 2011
For Twilight Challenge Team's Photo Blog, I'll have two parts - Part 1 is what I've seen in a trip from the office to home and Part 2, Park & Roundabout. All are taken from inside of my car (except for a couple pics) and with my trusty mobile phone camera 2.0 MP (pictures turned out nicely even though with low MP) What I've seen in my way back home from office to home.
A short introduction on my beloved hometown:
My hometown, Miri, also known as Oil Town (nicknamed by the locals, I think) is situated very near to the seasides so it's unsurprising to get quite cheap fishes and seafood compare to other places, especially areas in the West Malaysia. It's in the north area of the Sarawak state and it's just next to Brunei (another country in the Borneo Island). Apparently, we have interesting meanings for places in Sarawak as for Miri, in the local dialect Mirik, it means sea horse (we also have Kuching (cat), Bintulu (human head), just to name a few, hehe)
So, let's take a look at some of the things I've seen between my office and home (about 45 minutes drive, due to the traffic where everyone's heading home at same time).
I need to drive through Piasau Camp, the resident area where most of the employee of my company resides. A nice place where there are lots of shades and if you're lucky, can find hornbills, the famous bird of Sarawak (even the state logo has the bird).
One of the houses in Piasau Camp.
The first flyover we have in Miri, over the biggest roundabout here. Picture was taken when I stopped at a pet shop to get my cats' food.
We have weekly Pasar Malam (night market) where we can get local cuisines, great bargain of fresh products, clothes and so-called original makeup brand (hehe, dunno where did they get the makeup, either rejected products or pirated). When I took the pictures, it just void of the normal activities as usually it was Thursday to Sunday (or maybe they have changed the time, I haven't been to one for ages).
Back on the road. We still have lots and lots of tree, kind of refreshing (and make the drive more drowsy) to see all the greens and clear sky. But the road, as always, bumpy and occasionally, there will dare-devil drivers. I wonder why they tend to cut other cars when there's a little space for the cutting but when there are safe opportunities, they don't take it but instead of following the front car too close!
Nearly out from the greenery, hehe.
Signs like this are quite usual in Miri, where we have romans and chinese words. Sometimes, we even have 3 languages in one signboard - Bahasa Malaysia, English and Chinese! And occasionally, the Ibanese language (one of the local races in Sarawak).
Getting nearer to home, the same route I always take on workdays.
My neighbourhood. You can see at the right side, there's a small wooden structure for the villagers (one of the many, constructed by themselves across their houses) to sell local produces and usually in the mornings, food for breakfast.
Normal scenery at the neighbourhood, lots of coconut trees. I guess because we're so close to the beach, we love to have some at the frontyard, the backyard and almost everywhere, haha.
Home at last. My house is the one at the left side, with the triple layers of roof (or however you like to describe it). The house next to it, where I always hang out when I was a kid, with the childrens at about same age. Now, all of us are grown-ups, married, have kids and still singles like me, haha.
And this is how we end our days - with cat's stretch!
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